Tip & How-To about Cars & Trucks
When replacing brake pads and rotors. Make sure to use the correct lubricant in the correct location. Slide pins should always be lubricated with a synthetic/silicon brake lubricant. Never ever use Anti-seize on slide pins, or anything rubber for that matter. Anti-seize will cause rubber to swell and cause slide pins to seize in the caliper brackets. Using any kind of lubricate formulated for brakes will prevent unnecessary repairs down the road.
You may use Anti-seize on any other metal to metal contact point. This means brake hardware that contacts the brake pad, the back of the pad where it meets the caliper piston and fingers, the hub face that meets the back of the rotor hat, and the pilot whole where the wheel centers itself.
Keep these tips in mind the next time you replace your pads and rotors and you will be on the road to success! Until next time, happy driving!
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